Oct. 9-11: NAU Shooting, New Training Program for Syrian Rebels

A Big Rise In German Attacks on Migrant Homes In 2015-BBC

As a result, of the large influx of asylum seekers heading to Germany many German citizens have reacted violently to these new visitors.  The German government has reported that there have been 500 attacks on homes or hostels hosting migrants with two-thirds of these attacks started by locals with no criminal record.  In response to these attacks, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said, “Those responsible must be made to understand they are committing unacceptable offences: assault, attempted murder, arson.” 

U.S. to Partner with Vetted Syrian Groups, Pause Rebel Training Program-CBS News

The U.S. government has decided to change its policy regarding training a Syrian rebel force to remove ISIS from Syria.  Instead of having a $500 million dollar Pentagon-led program to train and equip a large force the U.S. government will supply weapons and ammunition to the Syrian Kurds and other moderate forces already on the ground fighting ISIS.  Pentagon-trained advisors will also work with these soldiers to make sure they are more efficient. “I remain convinced that the lasting defeat of ISIL in Syria will depend in part on the success of local, motivated, and capable ground forces,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. 

Northern Arizona University Deadly Shooting followed fight, Police Say-CNN

Early Friday morning, Steven Jones, a freshmen at Northern Arizona University got involved in a fight with members of the Delta Chi fraternity. During the incident, he ran to his car pulled out his handgun shooting four members of the fraternity killing one member. Jones was a pledge in the Sigma Chi Fraternity at the university.  Jones has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of felony aggravated assault.  “Our hearts and prayers are with the family and friends of the individual killed and those who were injured, “ Sigma Chi Executive Director Michael Church said.  He also added that the incident “was in no way associated with any chapter event."